The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) published its annual Digital News Report today (June 15), looking at trends in digital news consumptions across platforms and devices and analysing data from 50,000 people surveyed across 26 countries.

At the launch event hosted in London this morning, David Pemsel, chief executive officer of the Guardian Media Group; John McAndrew, director of content at Sky News; Katie-Vanneck-Smith, chief customer officer and global managing director for Dow Jones International; and Stephen Hull, editor-in-chief of Huffington Post UK, discussed the report's main findings.

Here is a snapshot of the results and the conversation from Twitter. You can catch up on the discussion using #DNP2016 or watch it on Periscope:

  • Twenty-eight per cent of 18-24 year-olds surveyed said social media is their main source of news, surpassing television for the first time, which stood at 24 per cent.

  • Facebook leads the way in the top most used social platforms for news, with 44 per cent, followed by YouTube (19 per cent), Twitter (10 per cent) and WhatsApp (8 per cent).

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  • News is increasingly found through aggregators and social networks, which means news brands get noticed "less than half the time in the UK and Canada", the study highlighted, and only "a quarter of a time" in Japan and South Korea.

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